West Virginia Motor Vehicle Laws Annotated 21st Edition (2021)

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West Virginia Motor Vehicle Laws Annotated 21st Edition (2021)

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West Virginia Motor Vehicle Law contains a comprehensive set of fully annotated and indexed West Virginia motor vehicle, traffic and related laws used by law enforcement and legal professionals.

West Virginia Motor Vehicle Laws features a comprehensive set of fully annotated and indexed motor vehicle, traffic and related laws in one easily-accessible, convenient publication. Additionally, the text includes a detailed explanation of Search & Seizure law, clearly presenting the factors that determine whether an officer’s search or seizure will be considered “reasonable.” The text compiles Chapter 17A, Motor Vehicle Administration, Registration, Certificate of Title and Antitheft Provisions; Chapter 17B, Motor Vehicle Licenses; Chapter 17C, Traffic Regulations and Laws of the Road; Chapter 17D, Motor Vehicle Responsibility Act; and many additional key statutes relating to roads, highways, commercial driver’s licenses, insurance, criminal provisions related to motor vehicle operation and enforcement, and more.

(Table of content from 2020-2021 Edition.For informational purposes only)

Summary of Sections Affected by 2020 Legislation
Table of Sections Affected by 2020 Legislation
West Virginia Police Procedure: Arrest, Search and Seizure, and Confession Law
CHAPTER 3. ELECTIONS
   2. Registration of Voters, §§ 3-2-1 to 3-2-37
CHAPTER 8. MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS
   10. Powers and Duties of Certain Officers, §§ 8-10-2, 8-10-2a, 8-10-2b
   11. Powers and Duties with Respect to Ordinances and Ordinance Procedures, § 8-11-5
CHAPTER 11. TAXATION
   6G. Assessment of Interstate Corporation Motor Vehicle Business Registered Under a Proportional Registration Agreement, §§ 11-6G-1 to 11-6G-18
   14. Gasoline and Special Fuel Excise Tax, §§ 11-14-1 to 11-14-31
   14A. Motor Carrier Road Tax, §§ 11-14A-1 to 11-14A-28
   14B. International Fuel Tax Agreement, §§ 11-14B-1 to 11-14B-17
   15. Consumers Sales and Service Tax, §§ 11-15-1 to 11-15-8d
CHAPTER 15. PUBLIC SAFETY
   1E. Uniform State Code of Military Justice, § 15-1E-142
   2. West Virginia State Police, § 15-2-40
CHAPTER 16. PUBLIC HEALTH
   19. Anatomical Gift Act, §§ 16-19-1 to 16-19-23
CHAPTER 17. ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
   16A. West Virginia Parkways Authority, § 17-16A-18a
   24. Waste Tire Remediation [Repealed]
   24A. Disposal of Abandoned Motor Vehicles, Junked Motor Vehicles, and Abandoned or Inoperative Household Appliances, §§ 17-24A-1 to 17-24A-7
   29. Transportation Network Companies, §§ 17-29-1 to 17-29-19
CHAPTER 17A. MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, AND ANTITHEFT PROVISIONS
   1. Words and Phrases Defined, § 17A-1-1
   2. Division of Motor Vehicles, §§ 17A-2-1 to 17A-2-27
   2A. Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act, §§ 17A-2A-1 to 17A-2A-14
   2B. Consolidation of the Regulation of the Motor Carrier Industry, §§ 17A-2B-1 to 17A-2B-3
   3. Original and Renewal of Registration; Issuance of Certificates of Title, §§ 17A-3-1 to 17A-3-27
   3A. Vehicle Compliance with Federal Clean Air Standards and Vehicle Safety, §§ 17A-3A-1 to 17A-3A-3
   4. Transfers of Title or Interest, §§ 17A-4-1 to 17A-4-12
   4A. Liens and Encumbrances on Vehicles to be Shown on Certificate of Title; Notice to Creditors and Purchasers, §§ 17A-4A-1 to 17A-4A-16
   5. Permits to Nonresident Owners, § 17A-5-1
   6. Licensing of Dealers and Wreckers or Dismantlers; Special Plates; Temporary Plates or Markers, §§ 17A-6-1 to 17A-6-26
   6A. Motor Vehicle Dealers, Distributors, Wholesalers and Manufacturers, §§ 17A-6A-1 to 17A-6A-18
   6B. License Services, §§ 17A-6B-1 to 17A-6B-13
   6C. Automobile Auction Businesses, §§ 17A-6C-1 to 17A-6C-17
   6D. Daily Passenger Rental Car Business, §§ 17A-6D-1 to 17A-6D-17
   6E. Motor Vehicle Salesperson License, §§ 17A-6E-1 to 17A-6E-14
   6F. Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Programs, §§ 17A-6F-1 to 17A-6F-15
   7. Special Stickers, §§ 17A-7-1 to 17A-7-3
   8. Special Antitheft Laws, §§ 17A-8-1 to 17A-8-13
   9. Offenses Against Registration Laws and Suspension or Revocation of Registration, §§ 17A-9-1 to 17A-9-7
   10. Fees for Registration, Licensing, etc., §§ 17A-10-1 to 17A-10-17
   11. Penalties, §§ 17A-11-1 to 17A-11-4
   12. Severability and Effect of Chapter, §§ 17A-12-1, 17A-12-2
   13. Street-Legal Special Purpose Vehicles, § 17A-13-1
CHAPTER 17B. MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSES
   1. Words and Phrases Defined, § 17B-1-1
   1A. Driver License Compact, §§ 17B-1A-1, 17B-1A-2
   1B. Drivers' or Chauffeurs' License Identification of Anatomical Organ Donors, §§ 17B-1B-1 to 17B-1B-4
   1C. Nonresident Violator Compact, §§ 17B-1C-1 to 17B-1C-4
   1D. Motorcycle Safety Education, §§ 17B-1D-1 to 17B-1D-10
   2. Issuance of License, Expiration and Renewal, §§ 17B-2-1 to 17B-2-15
   2A. Requirement of Compliance with Selective Service Registration, §§ 17B-2A-1, 17B-2A-2
   2B. License to Operate a Motor Vehicle with Bioptic Telescopic Device, §§ 17B-2B-1 to 17B-2B-11
   3. Cancellation, Suspension or Revocation of Licenses, §§ 17B-3-1 to 17B-3-13
   4. Violations of License Provisions, §§ 17B-4-1 to 17B-4-6
   5. Penalties, §§ 17B-5-1, 17B-5-2
   6. Effect of Chapter, §§ 17B-6-1, 17B-6-2
   7. Second Chance Driver's License Program, §§ 17B-7-1 to 17B-7-11
CHAPTER 17C. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND LAWS OF THE ROAD
   1. Words and Phrases Defined, §§ 17C-1-1 to 17C-1-70
   2. Obedience to and Effect of Traffic Laws, §§ 17C-2-1 to 17C-2-9
   3. Traffic Signs, Signals and Markings, §§ 17C-3-1 to 17C-3-10
   4. Crashes, §§ 17C-4-1 to 17C-4-16
   5. Serious Traffic Offenses, §§ 17C-5-1 to 17C-5-12
   5A. Administrative Procedures for Suspension and Revocation of Licenses for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Controlled Substances or Drugs, §§ 17C-5A-1 to 17C-5A-4
   5B. Postmortem Tests for Alcohol in Persons Killed in Motor Vehicle Accidents, §§ 17C-5B-1, 17C-5B-2
   5C. Office of Administrative Hearings, §§ 17C-5C-1 to 17C-5C-5
   5D. Open Container Laws, §§ 17C-5D-1 to 17C-5D-4
   6. Speed Restrictions, §§ 17C-6-1 to 17C-6-11
   7. Driving on Right Side of Roadway, Overtaking and Passing, Etc., §§ 17C-7-1 to 17C-7-13
   8. Turning and Starting and Signals on Stopping and Turning, §§ 17C-8-1 to 17C-8-10
   9. Right-of-Way, §§ 17C-9-1 to 17C-9-6
   10. Pedestrians' Rights and Duties, §§ 17C-10-1 to 17C-10-8
   10A. Operation of Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices, §§ 17C-10A-1, 17C-10A-2
   11. Operation of Bicycles and Play Vehicles, §§ 17C-11-1 to 17C-11-8
   11A. Child Bicycle Safety Act, §§ 17C-11A-1 to 17C-11A-9
   12. Special Stops Required, §§ 17C-12-1 to 17C-12-9
   13. Stopping, Standing and Parking, §§ 17C-13-1 to 17C-13-8
   13A. Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicle Idling Act, §§ 17C-13A-1 to 17C-13A-9
   14. Miscellaneous Rules, §§ 17C-14-1 to 17C-14-15
   15. Equipment, §§ 17C-15-1 to 17C-15-50
   16. Inspection of Vehicles, §§ 17C-16-1 to 17C-16-9
   17. Size, Weight and Load, §§ 17C-17-1 to 17C-17-14
   17A. Regulation of the Commercial Transportation of Coal, §§ 17C-17A-1 to 17C-17A-16
   17B. Transfer of Certain Jurisdiction and Employees to Public Service Commission, §§ 17C-17B-1 to 17C-17B-5
   18. Penalties, § 17C-18-1
   19. Parties, Procedure upon Arrest and Reports in Criminal Cases, §§ 17C-19-1 to 17C-19-10
   20. West Virginia Turnpike Commission [Abolished]
   21. Effect of Chapter, §§ 17C-21-1, 17C-21-2
   22. Ridesharing, §§ 17C-22-1 to 17C-22-7
   23. Funeral Processions, §§ 17C-23-1 to 17C-23-5
CHAPTER 17D. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY LAW
   1. Words and Phrases Defined, § 17D-1-1
   2. Administration of Law, §§ 17D-2-1, 17D-2-2
   2A. Security upon Motor Vehicles, §§ 17D-2A-1 to 17D-2A-9
   3. Security Following Accident [Repealed]
   4. Proof of Financial Responsibility for the Future, §§ 17D-4-1 to 17D-4-20
   5. Violation of Provisions of Chapter; Penalties, §§ 17D-5-1 to 17D-5-3
   6. General Provisions, §§ 17D-6-1 to 17D-6-7
CHAPTER 17E. UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT
   1. Commercial Driver's License, §§ 17E-1-1 to 17E-1-25
CHAPTER 17F. ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES
   1. Regulation of All-Terrain Vehicles, §§ 17F-1-1 to 17F-1-9
CHAPTER 17G. RACIAL PROFILING DATA COLLECTION ACT
   1. Racial Profiling Data Collection, §§ 17G-1-1 to 17G-1-3
   2. Analysis of Traffic Stops Study and Annual Report by Director of the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, §§ 17G-2-1 to 17G-2-3
CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION
   6. Driver Education, §§ 18-6-1 to 18-6-10
   8. Compulsory School Attendance, § 18-8-11
CHAPTER 18A. SCHOOL PERSONNEL
   2. School Personnel, § 18A-2-4
CHAPTER 20. NATURAL RESOURCES
   2. Wildlife Resources, § 20-2-28
   7. Law Enforcement, Motorboating, Litter, §§ 20-7-11 to 20-7-23
   15. ATV, UTV and Motorcycle Responsibility Act, §§ 20-15-1 to 20-15-8
CHAPTER 21. LABOR
   1B. Verifying Legal Employment Status of Workers, § 21-1B-3
CHAPTER 22. ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
   5. Air Pollution Control, § 22-5-15
   15A. The A. James Manchin Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan, § 22-15A-2
CHAPTER 24A. COMMERCIAL MOTOR CARRIERS
   1. Purposes, Definitions and Exemptions, §§ 24A-1-1 to 24A-1-3
   1A. Commercial Vehicle Regulation, §§ 24A-1A-1, 24A-1A-2
   2. Common Carriers by Motor Vehicles, §§ 24A-2-1 to 24A-2-6
   3. Contract Carriers by Motor Vehicles, §§ 24A-3-1 to 24A-3-6
   4. Private Commercial Carriers of Property by Motor Vehicle, § 24A-4-1
   5. Powers and Duties of Commission, §§ 24A-5-1 to 24A-5-5
   6. Duties and Privileges of Motor Carriers Subject to Regulation of the Commission, §§ 24A-6-1 to 24A-6-7
   6A. Registration of Interstate Commerce Commission Authority and Identification of Vehicles to Be Operated Thereunder, 24A-6A-1 to 24A-6A-15
   6B. Registration and Identification of Vehicles Operated by Persons Engaged in Hazardous Materials Transportation, § 24A-6B-1
   7. Complaints, Damages and Violations, §§ 24A-7-1 to 24A-7-7
   8. Review of Commission's Action by Supreme Court of Appeals; Inconsistent Laws Repealed, §§ 24A-8-1, 24A-8-2
CHAPTER 28. STATE CORRECTIONAL AND PENAL INSTITUTIONS
   5. The Penitentiary, § 28-5-8a
CHAPTER 29A. STATE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
   5. Contested Cases, §§ 29A-5-1 to 29A-5-5
CHAPTER 33. INSURANCE
   6. The Insurance Policy, §§ 33-6-31g, 33-6-31h
   6A. Cancellation or Nonrenewal of Automobile Liability Policies, §§ 33-6A-1, 33-6A-1a
   20. Rates and Rating Organizations, § 33-20-18
CHAPTER 38. LIENS
   14. Self-Service Storage Lien Act, § 38-14-5
CHAPTER 46A. WEST VIRGINIA CONSUMER CREDIT AND PROTECTION ACT
   2. Consumer Credit Protection, § 46A-2-119a
   6A. Consumer Protection — New Motor Vehicle Warranties, §§ 46A-6A-1 to 46A-6A-9
   6B. Consumer Protection — Automotive Crash Parts, §§ 46A-6B-1 to 46A-6B-6
CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC RELATIONS
   15. Enforcement of Support Order Through Action Against License, §§ 48-15-101 to 48-15-402
   18. Bureau for Child Support Enforcement, § 48-18-132
   28A. Address Confidentiality Program, 48-28A-105
CHAPTER 49. CHILD WELFARE
   4. Court Actions, §§ 49-4-713, 49-4-715
CHAPTER 50. MAGISTRATE COURTS
   3. Costs, Fines and Records, § 50-3-2a
CHAPTER 56. PLEADING AND PRACTICE
   3. Writs, Process and Order of Publication, § 56-3-31
CHAPTER 61. CRIMES AND THEIR PUNISHMENT
   3. Crimes Against Property, § 61-3-55 and 61-3-59
   7. Dangerous Weapons, § 61-7-11a
   11. General Provisions Concerning Crimes, § 61-11-25
CHAPTER 62. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
   4. Recovery of Fines in Criminal Cases, § 62-4-17
   11A. Release for Work or Other Purposes, § 62-11A-1
COMMON SPANISH PHRASES
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